The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Main region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the South Main submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 125 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 700 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the residents of South Main work from home. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.